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Woman Arrested For Illegal Firearm After Standoff

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UPDATE: Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Wichita police said a woman used a sawed-off shotgun to fire shots at man, sparking a standoff in southeast Wichita.

Authorities were called to a home in the 800 block of S. Pershing around 10:45 a.m. after a 24-year-old man said a woman shot at him.

Officers arrived at the scene, along with SWAT members, after learning the woman barricaded herself inside the home.The scene was cleared around 12:30 p.m., when authorities did not find the woman inside the home.

The suspect was found walking, about a block away from the scene. She was arrested for illegal possession of a firearm.

UPDATE: Monday, June 18, 2012

A person has been taken into custody after a standoff in southeast Wichita.

Authorities responded to the report of a disturbance with shots fired in the 800 block of S. Pershing just after 11 a.m. Monday.

Capt. Hassan Ramzah said first responders tried to make contact with a woman inside the home. SWAT team members were called to the scene after the woman barricaded herself inside.

Officials entered the home around 12:30 p.m., and did not find the woman inside.

Officers located the suspect about a block away. They took a 27-year-old woman into custody without incident.

No one was hurt.

Authorities cordoned off about a one-block radius during the standoff. Lincoln remained closed for about 30 minutes to clear the scene.


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